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What could be causing my enlarged thyroid if I have no other serious symptoms?

What could be causing my enlarged thyroid if I have no other serious symptoms?

Autoimmunity: Goiters, or enlarged thyroids, may be associated with high, low, or normal thyroid levels. Often, if the thyroid levels are normal, there is no need to do anything but keep an eye on things. Autoimmunity, where the immune system makes antibodies against someone's own proteins, is the cause for most thyroid problems in the US, including goiters and nodules as well as high & low thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae and no other symptoms?

What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae and no other symptoms?

Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no taste disorders or other abnormalities its more than likely a normal variant. ...Read more

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I have lymph node with no other symptoms, what could it be?

I have lymph node with no other symptoms, what could it be?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hardenenla in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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Throat discomfort so had thyroid ultrasound. 'mildly enlarged' no further action from my doctor. could it be causing the symptoms? what should I do?

Throat discomfort so had thyroid ultrasound. 'mildly enlarged' no further action from my doctor. could it be causing the symptoms? what should I do?

Thyroid & Symptoms: In light of your ultrasound, a "mildly enlarged" thyroid is very unlikely to be causing your throat discomfort. A esophageal stricture was mentioned in your findings - and this can cause throat discomfort if it is located high up. It is wise based on the thyroid ultrasound to be sure your TSH level is normal since the ultrasound finding can at times be associated with a change in thyroid function. ...Read more

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I have persistent burning, but no uti. What could be the cause?

I have persistent burning, but no uti. What could be the cause?

Here are some...: Did you have urethritis preceding current persistent burning? Did this burning appear all the time or sporadically? Is it bearable? Have you seen any discharge out of urethra? These may help deduce right diagnosis. To put all related things correctly for good care has not to be hard by following instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

See urologist timely: Prostate size is not always linearly related with voiding symptoms. Voiding symptoms for a 34-y-o man may result from poor relaxation of bladder neck or urethral stricture. To detail & elaborate possible causes for troubling voiding in an individual young man, go to see a urologist for proper evaluation and Rx. 400-letter space and online discussion are not enough to detail, So, again, go to see.. ...Read more

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Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Tiredness: There are many causes of your symptoms. A failure of your adrenals, Addison's disease, causes fatigue, but this is rare, and unlikely as a cause. The term "Adrenal Fatigue" is popular on the internet, but is mostly a myth. Adrenals either work, or don't work, and you would need an ACTH test to figure that out. ...Read more

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If I have had frequent urination and if I get an ultrasound what problems could be determined that may have caused my symptoms?

If I have had frequent urination and if I get an ultrasound what problems could be determined that may have caused my symptoms?

Urinary retention: Ultrasound can help identify certain urological problems such as urinary retention, blockage of the kidneys, and kidney stones. If the ultrasound is abnormal, further investigation is needed to identify the source of the problem. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms. What could this be?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

Hyperthyroidism risk: Female gender increases risk several fold; having a recent major stressful event also increases risk. These include childbirth, surgery and major emotional states. A comprehesive list of thyroid related symptoms (all non-specific) may be found in my book endocine & metabolic disorders clinical lab testing manual 2009 [crcpress.Com]. ...Read more

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Could there be something wrong with your brain even if you have no symptoms?

Could there be something wrong with your brain even if you have no symptoms?

Brain vs Mind: If you have no symptoms like headache, pain, loss of memory etc. and are functioning normally, your brain is probably working at a normal pace. Your mind, which is the emotional/intellectual part of your nervous system, can be effected by stress, your physical condition and anxiety. Learn to relax, continue to be engaged in your vocation and get medical evaluation regularly to ensure timid health. ...Read more

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I burp alot n with that ive back pain,wat could be the reason for it and also how it could be treated any serious issues regarding this?

I burp alot n with that ive back pain,wat could be the reason for it and also how it could be treated any serious issues regarding this?

Burping the cause?: I am not sure the burping is related to your back pain although to you it may seem to be related temporally. I would seek a visit with a physician if your back pain is persisting more than 3-4 weeks or keeping you from being functional ...Read more

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If I am not working out what could cause muscle burning any idea what are the options..What could be causing such severe muscle burning.Normal tests ?

If I am not working out what could cause muscle burning any idea what are the options..What could be causing such severe muscle burning.Normal tests
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Depends: Not everything that burns is due to muscle. Nerve pain and central pain (from the brain) can burn. Toxic exposures, metabolic disease and infections should also be ruled out. An electromyography test should be performed before biopsy. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have no signs of uti, what else could it be?

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If I have no signs of uti, what else could it be?

UTI?: Need more information regarding symptoms, to be able to provide advise. Thanks. ...Read more

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I get terrible sinus headaches without any other sinus problems. What could be causing this if I do not have a sinus infection. I also have chiari?

I get terrible sinus headaches without any other sinus problems. What could be causing this if I do not have a sinus infection. I also have chiari?

Oxymoron: I do not think it is possible to have "sinus headaches" in the absence of acute sinusitis. You may have headaches for other reasons. I am presuming that an x-ray of the ethmoid, frontal and sphenoid sinuses were clear. If that is so you can not call this a sinus headache. If x-rays were not done, then see an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Migraine needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?

I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?

Pain: Other causes of right upper quadrant pain include hepatic disease, such as hepatitis, stomach gastritis or ulcer, gastroesophageal refllux right lower lung infection, etc. Some patients require endoscopy to rule out gi issues. ...Read more

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I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

Don't Panic, there: are 3 main types of non-toxic goiter. Worldwide most common cause is iodine def, rare in US. Supplements/inc I in diet may shrink it. In older people in the US multinodular goiter is most common. If no sx's US & bx of any susp nods w tx if nec. Then follow w/US. Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis is next. Can cause hypothyroid. Monitor TFT's, tx if nec. If not bothered, mon. If sx's tx exists. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my left jaw line. I have an infection in both ears. Could it be because of that? If not what other reason could there be?

I have a knot on my left jaw line. I have an infection in both ears. Could it be because of that?  If not what other reason could there be?

Swollen lymph node: The glands on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or sore throat. Glands can also swell following an injury, such as a cut or bite, near the gland or when an infection occurs in the mouth, head, or neck. Keep in mind that lymph nodes may remain swollen or firm long after an initial infection is gone. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more